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Carpet Protection and Deodorizer
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Why Low Moisture
We start our process with a thorough surface area vacuuming and edge vacuuming. This extra step that many carpet cleaners neglect, removes loose soil particulate and creates the ideal environment for thorough cleaning. Next we apply a light spray of our unique citrus based cleaning solution (no harsh chemicals) to your carpets and allow the solution to begin breaking down the soil further. Our next step is what many find radically different to their typical idea of carpet cleaning. Instead of using a wand to suck up the solution,
What is encapsulation carpet cleaning?
Encapsulation carpet cleaning is one part of a comprehensive carpet care plan that accompanies frequent vacuuming and annual deep extraction cleaning.
Encapsulation cleaning uses unique crystallizing polymers combined with effective detergent components to emulsify dry and oily embedded soils and then bind them with the soil particles so that when the chemistry dries in a brittle, crystalline structure (usually in 30 minutes), it is easily removed from the carpet fiber with routine vacuuming. It will not cause re-soiling and will extend the time between wet extractions.
This type of cleaning is beneficial because a carpet that looks clean may in fact hold a quantity of dirt. If you perform encapsulation cleaning on an “as needed” basis or only when the carpet appears dirty, you are allowing unseen dirt to remain in the carpet and cause damage as it is ground down into the fibers by foot traffic. Using Whittaker’s Smart Care:Registered: encapsulation carpet cleaning system as part of a scheduled maintenance program can extend the life of the carpet and reduce the time between restorative cycles, as poor visual appearance often limits carpet life to five years or less. As a result of regular encapsulation cleaning, measurably cleaner carpets will keep the indoor environment fresh and maintain carpet appearance.
This not only cleans your carpets but removes the cleaning solution, so your carpets are left feeling soft instead of crispy.
We hope this takes a little of the mystery out of why we use a low moisture process and what exactly we’re doing to clean your floors.
Understanding the layers of a carpet:
The top layer is called the carpet nap or the carpet pile. Carpet pile needs to be considered when doing any kind of carpet repair. The shorter the nap, the more likely it is that you will see the seams. The next layer below the carpet nap is the backing. Most carpet comes with two layers of backing. The nap and layers of backing are normally all held together with a very strong adhesive. Under the carpet backing is your carpet pad.
Some carpet repairs can localized to just the top layer. Sometimes in the case of a minor carpet burn we will just remove the top layer of carpet while leaving the backing in place.
Finding a proper piece of carpet to do the patch with:
Most of the time there are some scraps left over from the original installation. These leftover scraps are the best place to start looking for a suitable patch. Always save the scraps when you have new carpet installed.
The next best place to find a suitable piece of carpet to do your carpet patch is in a closet. Often we will remove a piece of carpet from a closet to do the patch with and replace the closet carpet with something that the customer found at a carpet store.
Sometimes we don’t put anything back into the closet and just leave a bare spot. It’s not pretty but at least it’s in the closet where nobody will see it. (and it will probably be covered with shoe boxes anyhow.)
If the stairway or hallway carpet has worn out but all the other carpet in the house still looks good, you may want to pull the carpet out of one bedroom to use to replace the worn out areas.
By using this strategy you can save a lot of money because now you only need to buy new carpet for one room. The carpet in the hallway or the carpet on the stairs will still match the carpet in the living room
Carpet seams are supposed to stay together until your carpet wears out. When seams fall apart it’s because the installer didn’t follow industry standards when he installed it. We get calls nearly every day to repair carpet seams and we can usually do it well enough that can’t see that there was ever a problem in the first place.
Replace Old Pad
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We can fix almost any problem
leaves no residues
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